UNoelle, wayeyingane enothando nenobungane eyayithanda ukudweba. Ngobunye ubusuku ehlobo wayezihambela ngemuva egcekeni lakubo ngesikhathi ewela echibini lokubhukuda. Waminza sekusele nje amasonto amabili ngaphambi kokuba ahlanganise iminyaka emine.

UCharlotte, uDaniel, u-Olivia, uJosephine . . . Lawa amagama ezinye zezingane ezingu-20 ezineminyaka ephakathi kuka-6 no-7, ezadutshulwa kubantu abangu-26 esikoleni eConnecticut, e-U.S.A., ngo-December 14, 2012. Enkonzweni yomngcwabo, uMongameli u-Obama wafunda amagama azo wabe esetshela izilaleli ezililayo ukuthi: “Lezi zinhlekelele kumelwe ziphele.”

UBano oneminyaka engu-18, wasuka e-Iraq ngo-1996 nomndeni wakubo wathuthela eNorway. Abangane bakhe uma bemdlalisa babembiza ngokuthi uSun Rays okusho imisebe yelanga. Nokho, ngokudabukisayo, ngo-July 22, 2011, uBano wayengomunye kwabangu-77 ababulawa umuntu owayenenzondo ngokweqile, owazishaya isifuba ethi: “Ngifisa ukuxolisa . . . ukuthi angikwazanga ukubulala abengeziwe.”

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